Actually, most of the really high-end guns come with fixed chokes as their guns are intended for a specific use and chokes accordingly. Whether it is a Perazzi for pigeons, an AyA for upland birds, or a H&H for pheasant, these come standard with fixed chokes. Most folks buying these will have other guns for other uses, typically chokes for that other use.
I really wasn't considering the modern high end hunting guns. You don't generally walk into a gun shop and buy those ''of the rack''.
Having multiple shotguns for special purposes was always the norm before screw chokes. I have four different shotguns for various bird hunting.